Charlotte Fryar, whose dissertation examines the contested geography of the Carolina campus over space and time will give a talk entitled, “Building a University of the People: The Movement for a Free-Standing Black Cultural Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.” Charlotte will … Continued
Category: graduate research
Congratulations to AMST Student, Elijah Gaddis, who received the GEAB Impact Award for his work on digital community history projects “Digital Loray,” and “Locating Lynching.” Read more here.
Five students earning their MA in Folklore or American Studies will present their thesis and capstone research on Monday, April 25, from 2:30 to 3:20 in Donovan Lounge, Greenlaw Hall. See flyer below.
Folklore MA student, Rachel Garringer, was invited to present as a part of the Queer in Appalachia Speaker Series sponsored by the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN on April 8, … Continued
On Friday, March 18, Jaycie Vos presented “Listen Up: Podcasts for Pedagogy and Public History” at the National Council on Public History Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Vos, along with her colleagues Rachel Seidman and Renee Alexander Craft of the … Continued
This weekly digest is curated by the teaching team (Dr. Marcie Cohen Ferris and TAs Victoria Bouloubasis and Shyra Peyton) of AMST 375: Food in American Culture (“Cooking Up a Storm”), and is circulated among students every Friday. Per Bouloubasis, … Continued
Inspired by the community of crankie makers that has emerged around the work of folk duo Anna and Elizabeth, Folklore MA first years Zoe van Buren and Anna Keneda have made a crankie of their own for Bill Ferris’s Southern … Continued
Second-year Ph.D. Student, Kimber Thomas, was recently awarded the second annual Luther Brown Prize for her paper and presentation, “Black Characterization in the Southern Soul-Blues,” at the International Conference on the Blues hosted by Delta State University in October. The … Continued
Anna Keneda, originally from Oklahoma, received a B.A. in Political Science from Emory University. After her undergraduate she worked with the Aga Khan Development network teaching and developing English Literature and Music curriculum in Mombasa, Kenya. Anna‘s research interests include … Continued
Doctoral student Trista Reis Porter will present “‘How One Idea Leads to the Next’: Notions of Tradition, Art, and Globalism in the Work of Chris Luther and the Seagrove Pottery Community” at the 2015 Southeastern College Art Conference (SECAC) this … Continued